(HUTCHINSON,Kan.) — Voters have said no before, now a new vote on a tax hike to help fund a new Reno County jail is pushed back. It was supposed to happen in November of 2012; instead the vote will take place in April of 2013.
Those who want a new jail in Reno County say the current jail is too old and outdated. For years, they’ve been pushing for a new jail. Eyewitness News found out Wednesday that Reno County voters will have a chance to decide next year.
That may seem like a long time away, but there's a big reason they don't want to put it on the ballot this November.
The presidential election is in November, supporters of a new jail didn't want the issue to be on that same ballot.